Monolith Cult - Run From the Light LP

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"Something of a supergroup from the UK Underground Doom scene Monolith Cult features members of the mighty Lazarus Blackstar, Solstice, Ex-Khang and Ex-TDR who have united in a love of bands like Goatsnake, Black Sabbath, Dio and Deep Purple to produce a collection of tunes that they describe as ‘Good times for the end times’. Thematically focusing on the darker psychology of humans and the delusional nature of religion one could be forgiven for expecting a raw and visceral blast of skin peeling sludge, however in ‘Run From The Light’ Monolith Cult have created an epic 6 track album of surprisingly melodic classic rock/metal that has been infused with a modern Doom twist.

From the moment the album bursts into life with ‘All Down The River’ there is a mix of slow heavy grooves and energetic classic rock that crash together like the old Gods at war with each other. Pounding drumming meets a maelstrom of churning bass and distorted guitar whilst singer BryOutlaw commands with soaring vocals or spits his message with venomous spite.

Ultimately if you like the rich history of rock like Ozzy, like St Vitus and Rainbow, flavoured with the cream of the UK Underground then you should be killing yourself to listen to this album." - -Sleeping Shaman